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Llandderfel, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Llandderfel, a township and a parish in Merionethshire. The township lies on the river Dee, 4 miles ENE of Bala, and has a station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Corwen; telegraph office, at the railway station. The parish comprises 8305 acres; population of the civil parish, 962; of the ecclesiastical, 723. The Dee here is overhung by the Berwyn Mountains, and is crossed by a bridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £199 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St Dervel, is of the time of Henry VIII., contains a good screen, the reputed staff of its patron saint, and a curious recumbent wooden horse called St Dervel's horse.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtBala1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth East1935 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Merionethshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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